They are perhaps a sign that the owners have taken their obsession with the silver screen a bit too far. But these homes from around the world built on movie themes are nonetheless stunning pieces of ‘surreal estate’. They include a tiny cottage based on the JRR Tolkien novel The Hobbit, the prequel to the Lord of the Rings saga and a Flintstones home apparently carved inside a boulder. Simon Dale designed the Middle Earth inspired dwelling, which is actually in Wales, as he sought to create an affordable house that blends into the hillside. As well as its movie appeal, the house, which is made from an oak frame and has a roof comprising mud and turf, has green credentials too. Underground air cools the refrigerator, solar panels power the appliances and a nearby spring provides water for the house. More..